Dignity and Predictors of Its Change Among Inpatients in Long-Term Care

Kisvetrová, Helena, Tomanová, Jitka, Hanáčková, Romana, Greaves, Jane and Steven, Alison (2021) Dignity and Predictors of Its Change Among Inpatients in Long-Term Care. Clinical Nursing Research. p. 105477382110369. ISSN 1054-7738 (In Press)

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The purpose of this study was to identify any differences in the dignity evaluation of geriatric inpatients after 1 month of hospitalization in a long-term care wards (LTC) and predictors of this change. This follow-up study included 125 geriatric inpatients who filled the Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI-CZ), Geriatric Depression Scale, Barthel Index, and Mini-Mental State Examination. In the initial measurement, the patients rated of PDI-CZ item “Not able to perform tasks of daily living” the worst. One month after, the items “Not able to perform tasks of daily living,” “Not able to attend to bodily functions,” and “Not feeling worthwhile or valued” were improved. Patients with higher education, for whom self-sufficiency improved and depression decreased, rated their dignity more positively 1 month after the hospitalization in LTC. Our findings suggest that these factors are important for the maintenance of the dignity of older adults hospitalized in LTC.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The study was supported by Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, grant no. NU20-07-00100.
Uncontrolled Keywords: dignity, long-term care, geriatric patient, education, depression, self-sufficiency
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2021 16:37
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2021 16:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46991

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